I wanted to feature a DIY during my budget beauty series, and as the franks coffee scrub seems to be making its rounds in the blogsphere I thought it would be rather apt to share with you a cheaper DIY alternative.
So why are coffee scrubs so good for you? Well a main reason why people like to use coffee in their beauty regime is because it helps with cellulite.The caffine in ground coffee helps stimulate the toxins that cause cellulite under our skin. It has the effect of dialating blood vessels which in turn tones and tightens. So by using coffee in a scrub and introducing it into our regular beauty regime, it helps remove that build up. Your cellulite wont vanish completely straight away but you will see an improvement.
There are many variations of scrub recipes online, I went for the most simple and cheap option using just two ingredients. Ground coffee & Coconut oil. If I had a bit of vanilla essence I would have thrown that in for a yummy scented scrub, however as we are midway through packing to move I couldn't locate it.
To create 10 ice cube sized scrubs you will need to use..
8 table spoons of Coconut Oil (In liquid form, not solid)
3 table spoons of Ground Coffee.
An Ice Cube Tray
Mix 3 parts Coconut oil with the coffee and add it to your use cube tray.
Using the remainder of the oil, top up each cube so you end up with a layer of coconut oil on the top/bottom.
Place the tray in the freezer for an hour or so... the mixture will set and you will be able to use it!!
It is probably best to keep the scrub cubes in the freezer until you need to use them. Just take one with you into the bath/shower. Warm it up between your palms, or under warm running water. Then proceed to use the scrub on your desired areas! If you would prefer not to use them in cube form you can always use the mixture straight after you mix it all together. A little less convenient but works just as well.
Will you be trying out this DIY?